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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library

The Thomas Pennant Barton Collection is acknowledged as one of the largest and most comprehensive collections in a public institution focusing on the writings of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The collection was the first in the United States to include the first four folios of the collected works of William Shakespeare, as well as some 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, many published during Shakespeare’s lifetime. As the preeminent Shakespeare collection from 19th-centu...



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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 -...
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Heywood, Jasper, 1535-1598; Studley, John, 1545?-1590?; Newton, Thomas, 1542?-1607; Neville, Alexander, 1544-1614; T. N. (Thomas Nuce), d. 1617; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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"The epistle dedicatory" signed: Thomas Newton
Topics: Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D, Octavia, consort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, ca. 42-62,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bathurst, Charles, bookseller; Davis, Lockyer, 1719-1791, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797, bookseller; Law, B. (Bedwell), -1798, bookseller; Dilly, Charles, 1739-1807, bookseller; Nichols, John, 1745-1826, bookseller; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, bookseller; Robson, James, 1733-1806, bookseller; Bowles, Thomas, -1788, bookseller; Baldwin, R. (Robert), 1737-1810, bookseller; Gardner, Henry Lasher, -1808, bookseller; Bew, John, -1793, bookseller; Cater,...
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Signatures: A-B℗£℗ø Ćœ D℗ø
Imprint from colophon, date from title page.
Topics: Witchcraft, Magic, Demonology
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 A.D. or 18 A.D; Sandys, George, 1578-1644, translator; Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658, artist; Savery, Salomon, 1594-1665, engraver; Virgil. Aeneis. Liber 1. English; Lichfield, John, active 1605-1635, printer; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB (RL); Dallaway, James, 1763-1834, former owner. MB (RL); Cutter, Abram Edmands, 1822- former owner. MB (RL)
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Additional place of imprint and printer from ESTC
Topic: Metamorphosis
"An addition in proese to the second booke of Albions England", Y5r-Z7r; "An epitome of the whole historie of England", Z8r-2C7v
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Olearius, Adam, 1603-1671; Le Cène, Michel-Charles, 1683?-1743, publisher; Wicquefort, Abraham de, 1606-1682, translator; Aa, Pieter van der, 1659-1733, editor; Sartorius, Jakob Christoph, engraver; Witsen, Nicolaas, 1641-1717, engraver; Berthot, libraire, bookseller
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The original Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise ... appeared in 1647, including J.A. von Mandelslo's short account of his voyage in India and Africa (first published in 1645). The voyages of Mandelslo, edited from his papers, were published by Olearius in 1658. The first edition of Wicquefort's translation appeared in Paris, 1656; the 2nd, "augmentée ... d'une 2de partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandeslo, Paris 1659, and Leyde, P. van der Aa, 1719, 4...
Topic: Voyages and travels
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Holinshed, Raphael, -1580?; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Fleming, Abraham, 1552?-1607; Stow, John, 1525?-1605; Thynne, Francis, 1545?-1608; Hooker, John, 1526?-1601; Boece, Hector, 1465?-1536. Historia Gentis Scotorum; Giraldus, Cambrensis, 1146?-1223? Expugnatio Hibernica; Denham, Henry, -1589?, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Bishop, George, -1611, bookseller; Newbery, Ralph, -1604, bookseller; Woodcock, Thomas, -1594, bookseller; Barton, Thomas...
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The edition statement follows the statement of responsibility on the title page of vol. 1
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gower, John, 1325?-1408; Berthelet, Thomas, printer; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Wayland, H., former owner; Northmore, Thomas, 1766-1851, former owner; Griswold, Almon Whiting, former owner; Winsor, Justin, 1831-1897, autographer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Signatures: *́œ A-2Íœ
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Price, Uvedale, Sir, 1747-1829; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848, contributor
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Engraved title vignette
Topics: Landscape gardening, Aesthetics
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Ford, John, 1586-approximately 1640; Daniel, Samuel, 1562-1619. Hymens triumph; Kingston, Felix, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Rockytt, Henry, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Variously attributed to Thomas Dekker and to Thomas Middleton
Title page in red and black ink
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber,...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645?; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. A morall maske; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Hannibal and Scipio; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Covent garden; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Springs glorie; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Tottenham Court; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Vnfortunate mother; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Bride; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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According to Pforzheimer, this set of Nabbes' works was issued by Nicholas Fussell, who had likely purchased rights to the individual plays, in large part from remainder stock owned by Charles Greene. It is unclear how many of the titles bound together in extant copies were originally issued together by Fussell and how many were added in by later owners. Therefore each title is also cataloged separately. See Pfrozheimer for a more detailed description.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674;...
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Title page: 1. Their antiquity, 2. Their ancient dignity, 3. The true use of their quality
Topics: Actors, Theater
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599; Field, Richard, -1624, printer; Ponsonby, William, 1546?-1604, bookseller; Vickery, Willis, 1857-1932, former owner; Collier, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1876-1918, former owner; Sutherland, George Granville Leveson-Gower, Duke of, 1758-1833, former owner; White, William Augustus, 1843-1927, former owner; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder
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Dedication (A1v) identifies Edmund Spenser as the author
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB
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Possibly printed by George Eld or Valentine Simmes.--Cf. ESTC; STC (2nd ed.)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
Signatures: A-L⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D; Golding, Arthur, 1536-1606, translator; Kingston, John, active 1553-approximately 1584, printer; Day, John, 1522-1584, bookseller; Smith, John Russell, 1810-1894, bookseller; Aitken, T. (Bookbinder); Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A translation of: De beneficiis
Topic: Charity
Vols. 3-4 (called also pt. 1-2 of v. 3) paged continuously
Topics: James I, King of England, 1566-1625, Pageants
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Pettie, George, 1548-1589; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Twelve tales, mainly classical
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Boston Public Library. Catalogue of the Barton Collection
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Milton, John, 1608-1674; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Poemata; Lawes, Henry, 1596-1662; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Raworth, Ruth, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas...
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Montaigne, Michel de, 1533-1592; Florio, John, 1553?-1625, translator; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; James I, King of England, 1566-1625, attributed name, former owner; Gordon, Robert, 1580-1656, former owner; Hemenway, Augustus, former owner; Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883, autographer; Matthews, Alfred, binder
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A translation of: Essais
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, editor; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Knight, Charles, 1743-1827? engraver; Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827, engraver; Birrell, A., active 1770-1820, engraver; Sherwin, J. K. (John Keyse), 1751-1790, engraver; Sharp, William, 1749-1824, engraver; Baldwin, Henry,...
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Each volume with vol. half-titles and dated vol. title pages; each play with a divisional title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Gybbon, Phillips, 1678-1762, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Hodgets, John, active 1601-1625, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bridgewater House Library, former owner
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Partly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764, ed
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Title page vignette in all volumes
Topic: English drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Boswell, James, 1778-1822, editor; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Capell, Edward, 1713-1781, author of introduction; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, author of introduction; Moore, Samuel, fl.1821-1842, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant,...
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Edited by James Boswell, the younger, to whom Malone left his materials for a new edition (Malone's first edition appeared in 1790 in 10 vols.) "'Boswell's Malone' is generally known as the 'third variorum' edition of Shakespeare". cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 35, p. 437
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, editor; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, author of introduction; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, author of introduction; Knight, Charles, 1743-1827? engraver; Holloway, Thomas, 1748-1827, engraver; Birrell, A., active 1770-1820, engraver; Sherwin, J. K. (John Keyse), 1751-1790, engraver; Sharp, William, 1749-1824, engraver; Baldwin, Henry,...
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Each volume with vol. half-titles and dated vol. title pages; each play with a divisional title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jones, John, active 1635; Royston, Richard, 1599-1686, bookseller; Flesher, Miles, -1664, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Dedication signed: John Jones Eugen
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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P.62 is misnumbered 63
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; G.176.39 Crump, John, former owner; G.176.40 Wolfreston, Frances, 1607-1677, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Sewell, George, d. 1726
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Frontispiece is engraved portrait of Walter Raleigh
Topic: Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, publisher; Roberts, James, -1618?, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴ K².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, editor; Lintot, Henry, 1703-1758, bookseller; Hitch, Charles, -1764, bookseller; Corbet, Charles, Sir, 1734-1808, bookseller; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; New, E., active 18th century, bookseller; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Gravelot, Hubert François, 1699-1773, artist, engraver; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; R. and B. Wellington (London, England),...
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Contains the plays only
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Daborne, Robert, d. 1628; Barrenger, William, d. 1631, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Francis Longe Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as N. Okes
Topics: Ward, John?, fl. 1601-1615, Dansiker
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784, editor; Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744, author of introduction; Hanmer, Thomas, Sir, 1677-1746, author of introduction; Theobald, Mr. (Lewis), 1688-1744, author of introduction; Warburton, William, 1698-1779, author of introduction; Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718, author of introduction; Woodfall, H. (Henry), -1767, bookseller; Rivington, John, 1720-1792, bookseller; Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller; Longman, Thomas, 1731-1797,...
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The second of two 1765 editions with different settings of type; in this edition Woodfall is listed as the second bookseller in the imprints of volumes 1-2, and Johnson's preface is paged continuously with other prefatory matter, [i]-clv [i.e. clxxv]
Colophon: El libro presente ... fue enesta inclita ciudad de Venecia. reimpsso por maestro Estephano da Sabio ... Lo acabo este año de Señor de.1534.a dias diez de julio ..
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Mason, John, active 1606-1610; Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Busby, John, -1613, bookseller; Willson, Mary, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise lost; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from ESTC
Vol 1 has half title, preface and indices of places and persons visited prior to frontispiece and title page
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Processions, Visits of state, Monarchy
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer
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Based on Anthony and Cleopatra
Topic: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, -30 B.C
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632, author; Archer, Thomas, active 1603-1634, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. STC
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
Dedication signed: W.C., i.e. William Covell
Partly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Young, Robert, -1643, printer; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-L⁴ (C2, D2, E2, L2 not signed)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Sheares, William, -1662, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Viz. 1. Antonio and Mellida. 2. Antonio's revenge. 3. The tragedie of Sophonisba. 4. What you will. 5. The fawne. 6. The Dutch courtezan."--Title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Meighen, Richard, active 1656, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Genest, John, 1764-1839, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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A reply to: Swetnam, Joseph. The araignment of lewde, idle, froward, and unconstant women
Topic: Swetnam, Joseph, fl. 1617
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Purslowe, Elizabeth, active 1633-1646, printer; Seile, Henry, 1595-1660, printer; Smith, Thomas, autographer; Marsh, Herbert Charles, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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In verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, editor; Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866, illustrator; Horsfall, Francis, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Adlard, James Evan, printer; C. and J. Adlard, printer
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Issued in a limited edition of 150 copies
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794; Ley, Jacob, former owner; Strahan, William, 1715-1785, publisher; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802, publisher
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According to both Norton and to Rothschild, vol. 1 was issued in two states. In this copy the peculiarities of format, printing, and publication ascribed to the first edition, second state of vol. 1 are all present. In particular, leaves X4, a4, and b2 are not cancelled. Vol. 2 of this copy is, however, taken from the second edition. See both bibliographies for further detail on the publication history of the various editions
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher
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Libretto only (the music, composed by Purcell, "was never published, and it disappeared, probably within a very few years of its production"--DNB)
Topics: Arthur, King, English drama, English drama, Operas
[60] p. ; 18 cm (4to)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Wolfe, Reyner, -1573; Harrison, William, 1534-1593; Stanyhurst, Richard, 1547-1618; Bynneman, Henry, -1583, printer; Harrison, John, -1617, bookseller; Higgs, William Simonds, former owner; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of a work commonly known as Holinshed's Chronicles, was issued under four variant imprints, each bearing the name of a different bookseller (J. Harrison, L. Harrison, J. Hunne, G. Bishop). According to Pforzheimer, "many copies have been made-up by later owners who combined parts having different imprints." The copy described herein is one such example, with part 1 bearing the imprint of John Harrison, and parts 2 (The historie of Ireland) and 3 (The chronicles...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Killigrew, Thomas, 1612-1683; Sheppard, W., artist; Faithorne, William, 1616-1691, printmaker; Macock, John, printer; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; G.3960.1 Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; G.3960.1 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; G.3960.2 Ingraham, Edward D. (Edward Duncan), 1793-1854, former owner. MB
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Frontispiece portrait (plate) of the author signed: W: Sheppard pinx: W: Faithorne sculp:
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear; Brindley, John, -1758, bookseller; Hodges, James, Sir, -1774, bookseller; Reeve, W. (William), -1759, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; C. Hitch and L. Hawes (Firm), bookseller; M. and T. Longman (Firm), bookseller; A. and C. Corbett, bookseller; F. and J. Noble (London, England), bookseller
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Altered from the play by Shakespeare